OREANDA-NEWS. Residents of the village of Aleksandrovskoe in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic spoke about the situation with the death of a child as a result of the use of a drone by Ukrainian security forces. The boy's funeral, according to his grandmother, will be held on Tuesday.

As a representative of the People's Militia of the DPR said earlier, after the use of a drone with an explosive device by the Ukrainian security forces on April 3, a child died in the republic, and a woman was injured. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, answering a question from Western media representatives on Monday about whether the Kremlin has a clear confirmation of the information about the death of a child in the DPR, said that he did not have verified information, but he “had no reason to doubt the veracity of those data that were cited from the self-proclaimed republics on this score."

According to Natalia Terentyeva, who introduced herself to RT as the grandmother of the deceased boy, the incident occurred near their house when a 4-year-old child was playing on the street. The woman said she heard a loud sound, after which she saw black and white smoke. The woman said: "It was just a stump, you know. This is not to tell - you have to see it. The stump that was lying there. To understand, you really have to go through it, but it's very difficult."

She added that the parents of the child are heartbroken, and she cannot understand what the boy suffered for. The head of the Bulavinskaya village administration, Alexander Plitan, who comes from this village himself, agrees with her: "It is very difficult to comprehend that a child died as a result of the use of a drone by the Ukrainian security forces."